Ma Te Wa Film Productions - established in 1999 to develop Needles and Glass into a theatrical short. Adapted for the screen by Susan Thrasher from the remarkable short story by Fiona Kidman, Ma Te Wa has endeavoured to gather film industry professionals to bring this subtle human tale to the screen in a uniquely individual and beautiful way. Ma Te Wa is proud to be associated with Oliver Giles in this production, and also recognises its directors, Miranda Harcourt and Rawiri Paratene. Noteworthy is the heroism of Miranda Harcourt who has worked with tireless commitment and enviable youthful zest in the creation of the film.

The production company title ‘Ma Te Wa’ is a Maori term, incomplete of itself, but deriving specific meaning in a fuller context: Ma Te Wa ka mohio ai tatou - In time we will understand

Technical Info: 
Colour, 35 mm, Dolby Digital
Production Year: 
Production Company: 
Ma Te Wa Film Productions
2003 - Montreal World Cinema Festival
Sales Agent: 
NZ Film

Key Cast

Perry Piercy
Young Helena
Amohia Dudding
Mrs Hardcastle
Glenis Levestam

Key Crew

Director of Photography
Sharon Hawke
Emma Haughton
Production Design
Andrew Thomas